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Fresh Air Weekend: HBO's 'Leftovers'; Adele's '25'; Broadway Composer John Kander

Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, the co-creators of The Leftovers, discuss the series. Rock critic Ken Tucker weighs in on Adele's popularity. John Kander reflects on a career of Hidden Treasures.
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New York Times Publishes First Front Page Editorial In Nearly 100 Years

The New York Times published an editorial on its front page, calling for an end to the "gun epidemic." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik about the paper's decision.
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Sports: Woods' Milestone; A Farewell Fit For Fame?

NPR's Scott Simon and Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine talk about college football championships, how Tiger Wood parents in the public eye, and Kobe Bryant's retirement.
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Climate Deal Contributions Focus On Deforestation Limits

Talks have been held under the Lima-Paris Action Agreement aimed at galvanizing action on climate. One of the areas where there's been progress has been on reducing deforestation.
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Free Enterprise Lens Opens Climate Change Conversation For Conservatives

Former congressman Bob Inglis became passionate about climate change while in Congress. He tells NPR's Scott Simon there's a way to make fixing climate change palatable to his party: make it about the power of free enterprise.
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Parsing Gun Control After The Latest Mass Shootings

NPR's Scott Simon talks to The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg about the shooting in San Bernardino, and whether this latest round of mass shootings may represent a tipping point for Americans and guns.
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U.S. Reliance On Kurdish Forces In Fight Against ISIS

Kurdish forces have been an ally to the U.S. in the fight against ISIS. NPR's Scott Simon talks to The Guardian columnist Jonathan Steele about whether the U.S. owes something to the Kurds in Syria.
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After Shooting Video Comes To Light, Chicago Police Under Pressure

The Chicago police force is under intense scrutiny. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Reverend Jesse Jackson about the policing situation in Chicago and what action he'd like to see taken.
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'New Yorker' Cartoon Editor Explores What Makes Us Get It

Humor is both a creative and a cognitive process, says Bob Mankoff, who has contributed cartoons to The New Yorker since 1977. Originally broadcast March 24, 2014.
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For A Schoolboy With AIDS, A Principal Opened Doors — By Opening His Arms

At a time when even doctors refused to see his adopted son, Tom Graziano found solace in the way his elementary school principal embraced him. "I want to thank you," Graziano tells him years later.

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